Integrated air quality management (AQM) and climate change mitigation in the framework of the World Bank’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Programme
As of: January 2021
Air pollution is responsible for the deaths of millions of people worldwide every year. Fine particles emitted by the industry and transport sectors are a key source of such pollution. Fine particles belong to the category of short-lived climate pollutants, which together account for around 40 percent of global heating. Together with partner cities, the project is working to develop integrated Clean Air Plans (CAPs) and mitigation plans for greenhouse gas emissions. The project complements the World Bank’s PMEH programme with skill-building and resource development, and by establishing organisations and standards. Emissions inventories and air measurements are being used to improve the data sets used as input for CAPs. The project is also reviewing legal frameworks and selected municipal land use plans and suggesting appropriate changes. Further training for key stakeholders and knowledge transfer between Germany and PMEH partner countries help to support CAP development and mitigation measures in other PMEH partner countries.
State of implementation/results
- On 07.09.2020 the project organized together with UNEP the first „International Day of Clean Air for blue skies“. Hanoi supported the day through a TV discussion and a pledge challenge. South Africa participated via an awareness raising campaign.
- Hanoi´s Hoan Kiem district is supported in the implementation of an immediate action plan for clean air. More than 150 local agents have been already trained.-- The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment prepared in cooperation with the project a report on clean air in Viet Nam.
- The Ministry for environmental affairs in Viet Nam reflects, due to the project´s support, for the first time clean air in the revision of the law on environmental protection. A revision of the national action plan for clean air 2025 will be also supported by the project.
- Johannesburg, Tshwane and Hanoi will receive support by the Stockholm Environment Institute in the modelling of their emissions and in the development of mitigation measures.